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1/2 large cucumber, peeled and seeded
Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons minced scallions, white and green parts
2 teaspoons stemmed, seeded and minced jalapeno pepper
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper

Grate the cucumber and place it in a strainer set over bowl. Generously salt the cucumber and let drain for half an hour, then squeeze the liquid out. In a bowl, combine the cucumber, yogurt, cilantro, mint, scallions, jalapeno, and lemon juice and zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Tom Douglas, Rubs With Love